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Meet Our Team

Sophie O'Neill
Managing Director

Sophie ensures the smooth running and growth of Inpress, ensuring we achieve the best possible sales, marketing and business development for our publishers while keeping the core values of ACE at the centre of the work we do. Sophie brings to Inpress experience of both independent and corporate publishing. Before joining Inpress she was Head of Sales at leading independent publisher, Canongate Books. Prior to that she worked at Headline Publishing, part of the Hachette Group, starting in export sales and moving into Key Account management in the UK sales department. She is also chairperson of the board of The Writing Squad, an organisation that provides workshops, 1-1 support and investment for young writers.

Jane Pike
Trade Sales Manager

Jane joined Inpress in September 2018 and manages trade sales to key accounts, with direct relationships with all major UK booksellers and distributors. Jane has previously worked at Canongate Books, Simon & Schuster and Hodder & Stoughton, working across UK and international sales, having started her publishing life in the production department of The British Museum Press.

Jane studied at Durham University and Royal Holloway, University of London. Originally from Grimsby, she is based in London. 

Emily Keeling
Finance Manager

Emily is responsible for all things finance at Inpress. She pays great attention to detail and likes to ensure everything adds up. She also manages our eBook publishing, helping publishers digitise their books and making them available for sale worldwide. The longest serving member of staff, she knows the workings of Inpress inside out. However she is not one to shy away from new projects and testing challenges. She studied English Literature with French at Newcastle University and has since considered Newcastle her home.

Ceris Jones
Sales & Marketing Manager

Ceris joined Inpress as Sales & Marketing Manager on a freelance basis in summer 2023. She is based near Edinburgh, and was Head of Sales and Marketing at Sandstone Press before working for Inpress.

Get in touch with Ceris for information on the fantastic indie publishers Inpress works with and the diverse range of world-class books they publish.

Kate Ellis
London & South East Sales Rep

Kate joined Inpress as the London and South East Sales Rep in 2022. It’s her job to share Inpress’ new titles with independent bookshops, develop working relationships with booksellers, and grow sales for Inpress publishers. 

Before Inpress, Kate worked as a bookseller at Brick Lane Bookshop; she also created their Short Story Prize which she still runs. Kate studied Fine Art and has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck. She’s based in London. 

Alice Kate Mullen
Poetry Book Society Manager

Alice Kate Mullen has worked in poetry publishing since 2010 and prior to that she worked in bookselling. She co-founded the Northern Poetry Symposium, co-programmes Newcastle Poetry Festival and sits on the Poetry Translation Centre advisory board. She was recently selected as an India 2022-23 British Council International Publishing Fellow.

Megan Robson
Inpress and Poetry Book Society Operations Assistant

Megan Robson joined Inpress from Waterstones in 2022. She assists with running the Poetry Book Society as well as with finance and ebooks for Inpress, and is the face of the Poetry Book Society’s weekly books roundup, Meg's Monday Muse. Megan completed a Studies in Poetry Masters at Durham University, following a BA in English Literature at UEA. She enjoys writing poetry as well as reading it, and her debut pamphlet Tracts was published in 2021 by The Black Light Engine Room Press.

Lucy Rose
Sales & Marketing Assistant

Lucy is the Sales and Marketing Assistant at Inpress Books. She can be found doing all things admin and Consonance to keep the day to day running smoothly. Lucy works closely with the team to support our marketing campaigns and trade sales.

Lucy has a traditional marketing background as well as experience working on high end TV, independent film and more. In her spare time, she can be found reading and writing. Lucy's debut novel is forthcoming with W&N Books UK and Harper US. 

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